Obama announces ‘way forward’ in health care next week #p2 #politics #hcr #tcot

    By Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images President Obama will make an announcement sometime next week on "the way forward" in health care, spokesman Robert Gibbs said today. The big question: Will he support congressional "reconciliation," a legislative process that could enable Democrats to pass Obama’s comprehensive $950 billion health care plan and avoid a […]

Highlights From Healthcare Summit #p2 #tcot #politics #hcr

President Obama Opens the Health Reform Meeting President Obama lays out the plan for the day and his hopes for what can be accomplished. He talks about where we’re at now and why this meeting is so necessary: "Politics, I think, ended up trumping practical common sense. I said at the State of the Union, […]

H1N1: Pandemic was emotional as well as physical

  By Madison Park, CNN February 23, 2010 10:47 a.m. EST (CNN) — Last spring, U.S. doctors’ offices were barraged with phone calls and worried patients packed into hospitals. Schools closed. Face masks and Tamiflu were suddenly in short supply. The country verged on an H1N1 panic. The new flu virus, first widely reported in […]

Obama Calls Out Lamar Alexander On His Facts: AP Fact Check #politics #p2 #tcot #hcr

  By CALVIN WOODWARD First Posted: 02-25-10 01:41 PM   |   Updated: 02-25-10 WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama and a Republican lawmaker sparred Thursday over what might happen to health insurance premiums in an overhauled system, both cited a nonpartisan analysis that looked at that very question. The president gave a fairer summary of what […]

From Nearly Dead To Nearly Done: How The White House Refocused On Health Care To Finish It Off #hcr #p2 #politics

  Congressional Democrats say Thursday’s health care summit is likely to clear final hurdles to passing health care reform – and say President Obama returning to the issue with a clear focus and specific health care proposal makes it easier for them to get it done. Health care reform was in hibernation after the special […]

President Obama’s Health Reform Plan Needs You Now #p2 #politics

Insurance companies and likely the drug companies are likely gearing up to kill healthcare reform once and for all. Only you can make a difference.   Yesterday, the White House released President Obama’s health insurance reform proposal. It bridges the gap between the House and Senate bills, includes ideas from both parties to crack down […]